December 29, 2019 Subject:
John Wayne, George "Gabby" Hayes On Opposite Sides
This is the 7th in Lone Star/Paul Malvern Productions wern series starring John Wayne and George "Gabby" Hayes. This one is directed by westerns veteran Robert N. Bradbury (father of westerns star Bob Steele). The plots in this series tend to be more complicated and, shall we say, sophisticated than the usual B westerns. Here we have Wayne as an undercover agent and a clean shaven George "Gabby" Hayes doing a fine double role as a good and bad guy. His henchman include ace stuntman Yakima Canuttt and others They want money and control of the valley and don't care how they accomplish this. Sometime bad guy Earl Dwire (Sheriff) does a turn as a good guy here. Sweet Alberta Vaughan, not a good actor, but adequate, plays Wayne's love interest. According to IMDb between 1921-35 she appeared in over a 125 silent shorts and 140 films in all - the advent of talking films brought her career to an end. Devices used in other films in this series: Wayne as an undercover agent of some sort; jumping or falling into a river; being wrongly accused of murder and put in jail; breaking out of jail; using dynamite to finish off the bad guys; ending up with the girl. I'd give ot 3 stars but Hayes performance gets it to 4 stars.
May 14, 2017 Subject:
Early John Wayne
Once credited as "Duke Morrison", Marion Robert Morrison was named John Wayne by Raoul Walsh and Winfield Sheehan in 1930 for the film The Big Trail at $105 per week (Wayne was not present for the naming discussion). Excellent pay in those days.
Here we see the character of John Wayne still evolving. He is experimenting with his famous walk but has not quite gotten the right intonations for the voice.
By "Stagecoach," the facial expressions, voice and blocking all came together for Wayne. For the rest of his career he stuck with that successful combination.
December 24, 2012 Subject:
The awful music...
it was actually added by Fox/Lorber for use on many Fox TV affiliates in the mid 80's. About a dozen of these Monogram/Lone Star westerns aired in overnight slots on many Fox stations. A few of the colorized versions of these movies had even different music added. These movies were edited down to 50 minutes to fit an hour length with breaks.
Otherwise, they beat watching low-rent talk shows or Dr. Gene Scott back in the day.
November 14, 2008 Subject:
Randy doesn't ride alone anymore
Fantastic, K-otic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You kept your word. You uploaded the better version. I watched it online with the help of billbardstad who directed me to the adobe site mentioned below my comments. I hope you did as well. Again.thank you so much.
November 9, 2008 Subject:
So... where's the movie?
Love those old JW flicks. Hope it shows up sometime.
September 11, 2008 Subject:
wrong version uploaded
Ooops ... sorry i thought i did upload the original version ... i`ll replace it asap
btw the muisc added really stinks..
September 11, 2008 Subject:
another Lone Star Horse Opera
Randy Rides Alone orint is courtesy of UCLA Film Archives. That is why the print is so clear and also the reason of sticking chessy music on the soundtrack where music was not before. 3 stars
for film the and one half for the lovely music sound-
track courtesy of UCLA.